Help us support Harefield's world-class Transplant Programme, so our doctors and nurses can continue to save as many lives as they do

Harefield Hospital is the UK’s largest heart and lung transplantation centre. Its pioneering Transplant Team performed the UK’s first combined heart and lung transplant in 1983 and the hospital continues to lead the way in cardiothoracic surgery today.

In 2015/16, the team performed 25 heart transplants, 49 lung transplants and implanted 49 artificial hearts, known as 'Left Ventricle Assist Devices' (LVADS), saving the lives of 123 people of all ages.

To ensure that our doctors and nurses can continue to help this number of people, we are raising £500,000 to support and advance their work. But we need your help.

What will we fund?

With your generous help, we aim to fund:

Organ Care Systems, like this one, which keep donated hearts and lungs viable for up to 4 times longer than using traditional methods. This means donated organs can come from hospitals further away, arrive in better condition and give medical staff longer to prepare for and perform life-saving surgery.

Help us help more people like Will

Will Pope was just 17 when he contracted a virus that attacked his heart and resulted in end-stage heart failure.

Eight open-heart surgeries, one artificial heart and one donor heart transplant later, Will, now 25, is looking forward to a career in the film industry.

The amazing team at Harefield Hospital saved my life and gave me a second chance - I want others to have that chance. My donor was a fit young guy and I'm leading an active life in his honour.

Harefield's Transplant Team saved Will's life. You can help them save many more

Join us for our official appeal launch on Thursday 10 May, where you'll get to hear from the Director of Transplantation and Artificial Hearts at the Trust, as well as transplant recipients. There will be a drinks and canapes reception to follow. We'd love to see you there. Contact Sallinder at [email protected] for more details and to reserve your place. 

Thank you